Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Why did an ancient Galilean family flee from their home?

ARCHAEOLOGY: Stilled life: Why did farmers flee a homestead 2,100 years ago in the Galilee? A salvage excavation uncovers a frozen scene of existential distress during the Hellenistic era and an earlier agricultural community from the Iron Age (Amanda Borschel-Dan, Times of Israel).
Just what made the family of still unknown origins pack up its precious belongings and quickly flee — leaving behind evidence at Horbat Asad of their everyday occupations through piles of loom weights and other domestic artifacts including large vessels and iron farm tools — is fodder for more research, said [IAA archaeologist Dr. Amani] Abu-Hamid.

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